AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) enhances CIS’ proven model that aids kids graduate


Dallas, Texas 09/03/2013 (Financialstrend) – Around one in 5 high school pupils do not graduate with their class, with a annihilating impact on lives and a crisis for their future job force, the financial system and U.S. international rivalry.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Communities In Schools (CIS), the country’s foremost dropout prevention group, are joining hands in order to address this trouble with a proven model for accomplishment.

Backeed by a $5 million input from AT&T, CIS will swell and fortify its network that is aiding 1.25 million of the country’s most challenged pupils attain in school, graduate and move on to college and career achievement. Besides, AT&T staff will back up these attempts as volunteer mentors crosswise the nation.

AT&T’s $5 million input is one of the biggest ever via AT&T Aspire, the firm’s $350 million investment in education to assist additional pupils graduate from high school all set for college and careers. Since the year 2008, the company and the AT&T Foundation have offered $14.2 million in financial support to CIS and its local associates. With the most current donation, AT&T is the biggest business funder of Communities In Schools.

CIS deploys about 3,200 school-based site coordinators as the points of contact for offering incorporated pupil support for at-risk youth. They are backed up by over 70,000 volunteers and 15,700 community associates in almost 200 affiliates crosswise the network.

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